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New PDF Comment 2: Text Box (See Example PDF and Example PDFill Project File  )

A text box comment displays a free text annotation directly on the page. It has no open or closed state. Instead of being displayed in a pop-up window, the text is always visible.

Note: Adobe Reader will use its default font for PDF Commenting Text. So, the text style inside PDFill will be different than that inside Adobe Reader.
To exactly control  the text style (font encode, font name, font size, font style and rotation) in the PDF output , please use the Single Line Text or Multiple Line Text.
You can convert the Commenting Text into the Multiple Line Text from Edit Menu so that the text inside PDFill will match the text inside the PDF output.

Please note that this tool adds Static Text that the user cannot change. If you need to add interactive text field that the user can fill, save and print, please use Text PDF Form Field.

1. Steps on how to create a Text Box Comment  to your PDF file:

or click the Text Box button in the Comment Toolbar

2. Access the properties:

3. Set the properties:

Here is the list of the properties.

Text String the content text string to be displayed for the annotation.
Spell Checker Verify the spelling of words in the text string box.
Author The author of the annotation.
Subject Text representing a short description of the subject being addressed by the annotation.
Show Border If set, the border will display onto the page.
Border Thickness The thickness of the border.
Use Cloud as Border Use Cloud Shape as the boundary
Cloud Intensity Density of Cloud curve
Border Style Solid: a solid rectangle surrounding the annotation.
: a dashed rectangle surrounding the annotation. Dash is the line length in point; Gap is the distance in point between the dashed lines.
Custom Dash Style The repeat of Dash and Gap

Text/Border Color

The color for the border line.


The text direction inside the box: 0, 90, 180 or 270.

Highlight Color The background color or the filling color for the highlight.
Hide Highlight Property Dialog When the user use the Highlight feature, the property dialog will be hidden if this option is checked.   
Opacity The constant opacity value to be used in painting the annotation. This value applies to all visible elements of the annotation in its closed state (including its background and border) but not to the popup window that appears when the annotation is opened. The opacity vary from 0.0 (no contribution) to 1.0 (maximum contribution).
Printable on PDF If clear, it will display and not print onto the page; If set, it will display and print onto the page.

Position (Left, Right, Top, Bottom)

The X and Y coordinate of the box to define the position of the field.

Font Encode

Click here to see the listed links to international graphical representations, and textual listings, of each of the Windows codepages that PDFill supports.

Font Name

Some font is empty for the selected Font Encode. You must play with several fonts to see if it works inside PDFill. Only affect the display inside PDFill.

Font Size

Font Size. Only affect the display inside PDFill.

Font Style

Font Regular, Bold, Italic and Bold Italic. Only affect the display inside PDFill.

Set this field as default

If set, the new object will have the same properties as this one.

4. Screenshot:

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